Stories & news

According to the annual i-Cleantech Flanders report, cleantech is growing strong in Belgium. Especially in the field of waste recycling and offshore windparks.
Recently, the Chinese television series "Mr. Right" began filming in Antwerp. It is the second season of "How to be a better man", a series with over 380 million viewers in China last year.
On 21 and 22 March, the City of Antwerp will receive a delegation of seven European cities (Berlin, Lisbon, Tallinn, Warsaw, Reims, Seville and Florence) and their stakeholders in the framework of the European SPEED UP Interreg programme.
From 13 to 16 March 2018, the City of Antwerp will participate again in the international MIPIM real estate exhibition in Cannes.
In the past few months, Antwerp technology startups Rombit and Playpass received various (inter)national awards.
From 22 until 28 October, the City of Antwerp organised a city mission to Toronto and Montreal, two cities with plenty of potential for Antwerp enterprises.
Today, the Dutch retail chain HEMA opens a flagship store at Meir in Antwerp. With 1700 square metres the shop is three times the size of the existing store at Meir. The extra space will be used for a larger presentation of the products, an increased range of products and a tryout of the chain’s new food concept.
Logistics company H.Essers is expanding considerably in Wilrijk. As well as increasing their warehousing space, they are making major investments in high-tech waste installations and tank terminals for the chemical industry.
Born last year as OFFF By Night, the organisation became its own superlative this year. Us By Night was both a design festival and a party.
The beginning of a new academic year is always a special time for the University of Antwerp. Even more so this year for the programme for Product Development, which celebrates its fiftieth birthday. A lecture and celebration at the University halls on 20 November marked this momentous occasion.
The legendary international travel guide Lonely Planet puts Antwerp among the 10 world cities to visit in 2018.
Fashion Talks described itself as ‘the most relevant conference on how the fashion industry actually works and evolves’. On Thursday 16 November, national and international speakers and visitors gathered in the Waagnatie Expo & Events Centre.